Biopsies are performed in our office using local anesthesia.
An endometrial biopsy is a small sampling of the endometrium (lining) of the uterus. It is done to assist in diagnosing certain problems, usually in cases of irregular or abnormal bleeding. The tissue is sent to the lab for analysis. The resulting report (usually received within 7-14 days) adds vital information to aid in treatment planning. If not contraindicated, it is advised that ibuprofen be taken an hour or two prior to the visit to minimize discomfort during the quick procedure.
Other types of biopsies may include vulvar biopsy, skin biopsy, or a biopsy that is taken as part of another procedure (such as a colposcopy).